Inter-Christian relations

25.08.2015 22:31

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill receives delegation of Anglican Church in North America

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill receives delegation of Anglican Church in North America On 25 August 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with members of the delegation of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), who had come to Russia on pilgrimage, at the Patriarchal residence in St Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow.
25.08.2015 19:05

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with delegation of Anglican Church in North America

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with delegation of Anglican Church in North America On 25 August 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, met with members of the delegation of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), who had come to Russia on a pilgrimage visit. The meeting took place at the DECR…
23.08.2015 21:27

Metropolitan Hilarion: Every human being has an opportunity to follow Christ

Metropolitan Hilarion: Every human being has an opportunity to follow Christ On 23 August 2015, 12th Sunday after Pentecost, commemoration day of St Sabbas of Storozhi, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the “Joy to All the Afflicted” Icon of the Mother of…
17.08.2015 16:11

Bishop Nestor of Chersonese takes part in celebrations marking 75th anniversary of the foundation of Taizé Community

Bishop Nestor of Chersonese takes part in celebrations marking 75th anniversary of the foundation of Taizé Community On 16 August 2015, at the invitation of Brother Alois, prior of the Christian Taizé Community, and upon the blessing of the supreme authority of the Russian Orthodox Church, Bishop Nestor of Chersonese visited Taizé village in Burgundy, France, to take part in the commemorative events marking the 75th anniversary…
30.07.2015 16:41

DECR chairman sends greetings to new head of Armenian Catholic Church

DECR chairman sends greetings to new head of Armenian Catholic Church Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greeting to the new head of the Armenian Catholic Church, His Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Krikor Bedros XX.
28.06.2015 15:13

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of the head of the Armenian Catholic Church

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of the head of the Armenian Catholic Church His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the following message of condolences over the death of the head of the Armenian Catholic Church, His Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Nerses Petros XIX
28.06.2015 15:13

DECR chairman’s condolences over the death of the head of the Armenian Catholic Church, Catholicos-Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX

DECR chairman’s condolences over the death of the head of the Armenian Catholic Church, Catholicos-Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX In his message to the Holy Synod of the Armenian Catholic Church, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), expressed condolences over the death of His Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX.
26.06.2015 19:02

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Vatican Secretary of State and Presidents of Pontifical Councils for Family and Promoting Christian Unity

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Vatican Secretary of State and Presidents of Pontifical Councils for Family and Promoting Christian Unity On June 26, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) met with the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
23.06.2015 13:55

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Chairman of the Russian Union of Evangelical Faith Christians S. Ryakhovsky

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Chairman of the Russian Union of Evangelical Faith Christians S. Ryakhovsky Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), received the Chairman of the Russian Union of the Christians of Evangelical Faith, S. Ryakhovsky.
19.06.2015 11:22

DECR chairman’s condolences over the tragedy in South Carolina

DECR chairman’s condolences over the tragedy in South Carolina In his message to the Synod of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), has expressed condolences over the death of people at the hands of a criminal who opened fire in a church in Charleston. Below…
16.06.2015 0:17

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Francis

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Francis On 14-15 June 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), paid a working visit to Rome with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
13.06.2015 15:33

Representatives of Orthodox Churches meet in Brussels to discuss new initiatives for defending traditional understanding of the family

Representatives of Orthodox Churches meet in Brussels to discuss new initiatives for defending traditional understanding of the family Heads of Orthodox Churches’ representations to the European Union met in Brussels for a working meeting with the participation of the secretary-general of the European Federation of Catholic Families Associations, Anna Maria Hildingsson.
08.06.2015 13:08

Moscow Synodal choir performs at Etchmiadzin

Moscow Synodal choir performs at Etchmiadzin On 6 June 2015, the Moscow Synodal choir gave a concert at the centre of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Etchmiadzin, in the context of commemoration of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.
03.06.2015 15:11

Statement of the DECR Communication Service

Statement of the DECR Communication Service concerning the decision of the Church of Scotland on a possible ordination of gay people in civil partnership and of the United Protestant Church of France on a possible blessing of the so called same-sex unions
25.05.2015 14:38

Thanksgiving said in Rome, at the relics of St Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles, on the Name Day of the Primate of Russian Church

Thanksgiving said in Rome, at the relics of St Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles, on the Name Day of the Primate of Russian Church On 24 May 2015, Name Day of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, a thanksgiving was said at the holy relics of St Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Teacher of the Slavs, in the Basilica of St Clement in Rome.
19.05.2015 12:02

Meeting of the working group on academic cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church

Meeting of the working group on academic cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church The Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI) hosted a meeting of the working group on the development of academic cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church.
14.05.2015 22:10

Round table with participation of representatives of traditional religions of Russia and China takes place in Beijing

Round table with participation of representatives of traditional religions of Russia and China takes place in Beijing The Chinese and Russian participants spoke at length about the importance of contacts in religious sphere for consolidation of relations between Russia and China and for friendship between the people of the two countries which was mentioned by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and President Xi…
29.04.2015 22:58

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with the head of Armenian Catholic Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with the head of Armenian Catholic Church His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the head of the Armenian Catholic Church, Catholicos-Patriarch of Cilicia Nerses Bedros XIX.
27.04.2015 21:47

Representative of Moscow Patriarchate takes part in commemorative events of Armenian Catholic Church, marking centenary of Armenian genocide

Representative of Moscow Patriarchate takes part in commemorative events of Armenian Catholic Church, marking centenary of Armenian genocide On 26 April 2015, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Bishop Savva of Voskresensk, first deputy chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate, attended the commemorative events organized by the Armenian Catholic Church to mark the centenary of the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire.
26.04.2015 11:48

Joint DECR-American humanitarian action continues in Belgorod region

Joint DECR-American humanitarian action continues in Belgorod region A working group of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations (DECR) and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association visited Belgorod as part of a large-scale charity project for aid to refugees from Ukraine.
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